28-year-old Finnish artist Jirka Vinse Jonatan Väätäinen has grown up with Disney, and its characters inspired him in his artistic endeavors. Back in 2011 he just randomly thought he'd challenge himself and have a little fun in Photoshop, and explore what the character of Ursula from the Little Mermaid could look like in real life. That’s when this full project started.
As popular dolls look like they aren’t from the real world and seem to be setting unrealistic beauty standards Olga Kamenetskaya removes their makeup and paints them anew. She says that she doesn’t like when the new face of the doll is ideal and perfectly symmetrical, it makes it lifeless, so she adds some flaws that make dolls look real but no less beautiful.
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"The first who in the early 1990's started making such models from wood in Russia was Alexander Fomintsev, a well-known master from Togliatti.
The models were exhibited at various international exhibitions, and now are kept by their new owners from Italy, Germany, France, Hungary, the Netherlands, the USA, Russia and other countries.
We still remain the ONLY Russian company, who makes wooden models of this level: CARS, MOTORCYCLES, TANKS, AIRPLANES and other equipment. Almost always the model is made in the ONLY copy."